I came across the magazine Home Power the other day..very interesting. But my question is...how does a "poor" homesteader get away from the "grid" with little money and less appitude for mechanical things ?? We hooked up the easy metal drums filled with water on the barn roof to have the "solar" showers in the summer months..but I am past the point of not wanting to pay the propane company for their gas to heat house hot water !! I could handle just the gas usage for the kitchen stove when not using the cook stove during those months..any easy ideas for me. I look at all of your ideas and in the magazines too...and I am totally..totally lost...at what to do..Help !!